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Indiana produce unlikely ready for
July 4 holiday celebrations

By Lisa Schluttenhofer
June 29, 2011

After months of wet weather, Purdue Extension experts say melons, sweet corn and other Indiana-grown produce, may not be ready for Independence Day barbecues.

Sweet corn usually can be harvested by mid-June, cantaloupes are usually ready by late-June and watermelons mid-July, said Purdue Extension produce specialist Dan Egel. But this year's heavy rains and cool spring weather delayed crops anywhere from 10 days to two weeks.

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